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August 28, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 9

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 28, 1978

August 28, 1978
BILLIARDS—RAY MARTIN of Fairlawn, N.J. defeated defending champion Allen Hopkins of Cranford, N.J. 200-154 to win the World Open Pocket Billiards championship in New York City (page 84).

August 28, 1978
4—Lane Stewart14, 15—Gamma-Liaison16, 17—Sipa-Black Star (left), AP18—Gamma-Liaison19—Sipa-Black Star22, 23—Lynn Pelham24—James Drake75, 78—Peter Read Miller84—Lane Stewart90, 91—Walter Iooss...

August 28, 1978
RACHEL CROTTONEW YORK, N.Y.

August 28, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
TOO BRUTALSir:I have been involved in football, off and on, for 40 years—as a player, a parent, a high school team physician and, for the past five years, as an official working high school games....

August 28, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman
KILLING A GOOD BILL WITH KINDNESS

August 28, 1978 | Edited by Bruce Newman
•Jim Dickey, new Kansas State football coach: "Kansas State hasn't won a Big Eight championship in 40 years. I told them if I don't win a championship in that same length of time, I'll resign."

August 28, 1978 | Clive Gammon

August 28, 1978 | William Leggett
When Affirmed cut off Alydar in the backstretch of the Travers, he became a loser even though he finished first

August 28, 1978 | Dan Levin
Diana Nyad failed to swim from Cuba to Key West when adverse winds, whipping up huge swells, forced her out of the water

August 28, 1978 | Ron Reid
Had there been some concern for the human gastric condition, last week's $50,000 Pepsi Challenge marathon swim would have been held almost anywhere other than Lake Ontario, whose churning waters...

August 28, 1978
Pro Football unveils its new 16-week season, giving Dan Jenkins, who has been known to make a small wager, two more games in which to rail against German placekickers with big mortgages who blow...

August 28, 1978 | John Underwood

August 28, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
The onetime terror of the Barracks Bar stood in the grand ballroom of New York's Biltmore Hotel last week and faced up to an unsettling truth. "It was the first rime in my life that I wasn't the...

August 28, 1978 | Roger Dionne

August 28, 1978 | Larry Keith
Rookie Manager Jim Fregosi has the California Angels knocking at the pearly gates in the AL West. After sweeping the Orioles, they trailed the Royals by .001

August 28, 1978 | Jim Kaplan
NL WEST

August 28, 1978 | Jim Kaplan
Dave Parker: The Pirate rightfielder ripped Cincinnati pitchers for two homers and five RBIs in a 13-2 mauling. With a 10-for-30 week, four homers and 14 RBIs, he now has 23 home runs, 80 RBIs and...

August 28, 1978 | Michael DelNagro
Under a news blackout, Ray Martin got a second chance and won the world pocket billiards title in the small hours

August 28, 1978 | Frank Deford